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After weighting up pros and cons for quite some time, I finally decided that the MX 30 will be my next car and our first EV.

I think that the car looks fantastic and that it's a great value considering it very very well equipped. It has a few quirks that were almost a deal breaker for me at some point but, after careful consideration, I don't think I will regret my choice, or at least I hope.

Of course, range, efficiency and charging rate are the first thing that come to mind with this car but given that it will be a second that I will mostly use to commute, I would rather save some money and/or have a car more comfortable to drive thank to its many standard features than have a bigger battery that I don't really need. As for the charging rate, it seems to me that its adequate given the battery size. Clearly, this car was designed to be plugged home every night or every couple of nights and this is how I intend to use it.

To some extend, Mazda may be too early with this car. Right now, range is everything but maybe people will start to realize that they also need to adjust their expectation and that not every car needs to have 400 or 500+ km range on a single charge. Or maybe there will be a battery technology breakthrough that will allow for batteries to be light and offer tons of range while being economically competitive... but we may have to wait a few years (a decade?) for that to become a reality.

Nonetheless, I think it's a shame that Mazda didn't add a frunk to store the cables, especially considering that the trunk is not that big, or that the preheating of the car seems to use the battery even when the car is plugged, or that the artificial engine sound can not be disabled (or at least not by simply unchecking a box). Maybe some of these critics could be fixed with a software upgrade later on but I won't be holding my breath. Only time will tell but, for now, I'm willing to live with it.

Hubert
 

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Welcome to the forum @Hubert J.! Have you placed an order for a MX-30 yet? I agree with you about the frunk, with so many EVs coming with one it's too bad that Mazda wasn't able to figure something out there.

Since it'll be a secondary car for you what is the other one you own?
 

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Hi @ReillyJ,

Thanks for welcoming me to this forum.

I haven't placed my order yet but I made an appointment to a Mazda dealership for tomorrow...

Our family car is a SEAT Ateca (petrol engine and automatic). We love it, it's a great car to go on a road trip; there's plenty of space and the car is quite comfortable.
 

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Hubert, pour yourself a glass of Bordeaux or chablis and relax. Excellent choice. The MX-30 is next to perfect as a commuter car and really nice to drive. Commuted almost daily over 100 km in Swedish winter and its so reliable. Eager to please. Quiet, c
omfy, great lights,
at least the First Edition/Cosmo. With a fossil car as an option you have zero worries. Hubert, you are in for a treat. So buckle up and enjoy. Félicitations de la Suède.
 
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